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Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Sometimes you need a little instant gratification
I'm working on two big projects: Shakespeare Cardigan and Color Affection. Although I am enjoying them, I really needed to start and finish something in quick order.
Malabrigo Rasta is perfect for this. It's 100% merino, super bulky, 2 sts/1", 90 yards of hand-painted loveliness. One of the most satisfying yarns out there. I had a break in the day where I could sit outside and enjoy the day. I cast on for the LTYC Super Bulky Cowl. The pattern called for #15 needles, so I used #13.
Tucker's leash is lodged under my chair to allow for hands-free doggie sitting. He kept entangling himself around the patio furniture. Creates a good mental exercise in how to extract himself. Time consuming too.
The color is "Azules", a beautiful blending of blues, purples and a little teal.
Literally an hour later I was halfway through the skein. When I reached 7" (arbitrary), I switched to #15 needles so that the bottom of the cowl would be subtly larger than the top. It's barely discernible. It makes the cowl open up a little.
I'd say all in all, this cowl took no longer than 2.5 hours. I feel revitalized and ready to tackle the bigger projects. Definitely worth the price of admission.